One ride! Three States! Texarkana Resources is gearing up for its 6th Annual Ark-La-Tex Challenge on April 7. The only actual bike rally in Texarkana. The Ark-La-Tex Challenge promises to be a great time for local cyclist and other Texarkana community members. The actual "Ark-La-Tex Challenge" is a 70-mile-trek that stretches through three states: Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The event will launch and finish at Liberty Eylau High School. Registration opens at 7 a.m. All races start at 9 a.m.
Races and Distances are as follows:
Ark-La-Tex Challenge - 70 miles
Texas/Arkansas Loop - 52 miles
Arkansas/Texas Out and Back - 46 miles
Ark-La-Tex with Non-Supported Return - 35 miles
Kids Ride/ Look Ma No Hands! - 3 miles
Fun Loop - For little kids that want to get in on the fun
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided at the rally. Breakfast will include Starbucks coffee, granola bars, bananas and other fruit. Lunch will consist of grilled burgers and chips.
Each rest stop if sponsored by a local community group so each will be outfitted with different snacks from one to the next. The LifeShare Blood Center rest stop has been known to have the best home-made cookies! All will have sustainable water, ice, and sports drink.
One of the really cool things about the event is the fact that one of the rest stops (Macedonia Baptist Church) will be maned by individuals with disabilities who live in Texarkana Resources for the Disabled, Inc. community living home (Haven Home).
Families who do not pedal can enjoy an a day at Liberty Eylau High School that includes, food, face painting, bounce houses and more.
Registration Fees are as follows:
General - $30, Tandem - $40, and Kids on the 22-70 mile course is $20. Kids on the “kids course” is $15. There is a $5 cost increase on all categories starting 03/03/2018 through the end of online registration, which is 04/06/2018 at 2p.m.. On 04/06/2018 the price will increase another $5 to register in person at early packet pick-up from 4-6 p.m. The cost will be increase another $5 on the morning of the ride, which would make general admission $50, Tandem $60, Kids ride 22-70 miles $40, and Kids on the Kids course $35.
It was a pleasure today getting meet and talk with Jennifer Lewis, the executive director of Texarkana Resources. The organization prides itself on provide training, education, and support that will enable persons with disabilities to reach their highest level of potential in the community.
Check out Facebook Live interview with Texarkana Resources.
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